March 29, 2012

fastcompany:

Using techniques imported from Toyota, Herman Miller has achieved stunning efficiency while empowering its workers. 

See all the photos->

January 21, 2012

Minka are traditional Japanese farm homes, the rarest and most iconic of which feature steeply-pitched, thatch roofs called gasshō-zukuri(meaning “clasped hand”) which readily shed snow and somewhat mitigate the need for a chimney. 

I want to go to there.

Minka are traditional Japanese farm homes, the rarest and most iconic of which feature steeply-pitched, thatch roofs called gasshō-zukuri(meaning “clasped hand”) which readily shed snow and somewhat mitigate the need for a chimney. 

I want to go to there.

(via cabinporn)

January 16, 2012
Letter from Birmingham Jail

A little painful to read about King’s criticism of “the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice.”

There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. 

(Source: longform, via motherjones)

January 15, 2012
Country Luck

Just a quick thought on being lucky. I’m up visiting friends north of Sacramento this weekend. Got a chance to get in a 5 mile run through the trees, up and down some hills, over several streams. I live in the city, don’t get a chance to breath in the fresh air like this normally. I’m feeling lucky.

1:55pm
Filed under: running 
January 14, 2012
Abolish the Department of Homeland Security

With all the talk about cutting government, this Bruce Schneier post caught me as substantive rather than politic. A good read.

January 9, 2012
Startup Fever

pagewoo:

Hollywood has a serious case of start-up fever. First Ashton Kutcher and Lady Gaga emerged as tech investors. Then other celebrities got into the business ofmoonlighting as angels. Now Los Angeles is spawning all kinds of incubators and start-up accelerators.

The city now has IdeaLab,…

July 19, 2009

First test, calling in from my phone.

July 19, 2009
Mad parallel parking skillz, yo!

Mad parallel parking skillz, yo!

July 19, 2009
Oh, yea! I’ve tumbled over to Tumblr

Hey, checking this out. Looks like a cool little, uh, note-taking type service. Giving it a shot.

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